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Poster: Jim F Date: Mar 1, 2011 11:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does every second count?

My exact thoughts, Mr. Flow. Leave it all in.

Though I do hate when you see some track listed as being like 20 minutes, and you think it's some rare, epic length with some big jam or something, then when you listen to it you realize that the last 5 minutes are just "tuning." I still wouldn't want it edited out of a transfer, though.

For my own personal use, at times I've shaved off "crowd noise and tuning" to fit a set onto one disc instead of two, that sort of thing. Like those sets that run 81:45 or something but can fit on one disc with a little editing. Though usually it's just easier to leave off that Johnny B. Goode or US Blues encore you're never gonna listen to anyway.

I do find it interesting that on many transfers, usually older ones, we find a lot of between song stuff edited out. I have to assume that it was done at some point during a transfer, and not from a deck pause live at the show. I'm speaking of board tapes, we all know that the early AUD tapers were quick on the pause button back in the day to preserve both batteries and tape. Which usually resulted in forgetting to unpause it or otherwise wind up missing the first couple notes of a song.

This post was modified by Jim F on 2011-03-02 07:41:34